Articles In 'Home Tips'

By Franklin Mutual Insurance, Posted in Home Tips

Super Bowl Sunday is one of the biggest house party days of the year—nearly 43 million Americans hosted parties in 2015, according to a National Retail Federation survey. But for homeowners who host, it’s not all about football and food; guest safety is even more important. Here are some tips to score points with your guests by keeping them safe while the titans on TV tally touchdowns:  If you're providing food, drinks, and fun this Super Bowl Sunday, remember: you're responsible for your... read more.

  • January 31, 2017

By Franklin Mutual Insurance, Posted in Home Tips

Now that fall is officially here, it’s time to ready your home for the colder months ahead.  Here are a few helpful tips to keep your house in peak shape: Disconnect garden hoses from outdoor faucets and turn off valves to exterior hose bibs to prevent pipes from freezing and bursting. Drain hoses and store them indoors. Remove leaves and debris from gutters and downspouts to improve drainage and protect against ice dams. Trim and prune tree limbs and shrubs to maintain the health of the tre... read more.

  • September 20, 2016

By Franklin Mutual Insurance, Posted in Home Tips

Spring has sprung, which means it is time to ready your home for the warmer months ahead by repairing any damage caused by the cold, wet winter weather. Begin your spring maintenance routine by walking around the exterior of your house and take inventory of any damage or hazards. This checklist starts from the roof and works its way down to the ground. Inspect your roof for buckled, cracked, loose or missing shingles. Repair or replace any damaged or lost shingles to keep your roof in peak condition. U... read more.

  • April 14, 2016